John's Crazy Socks

Submitted by Eleanor Kliffen on Sun, 2018-01-21 17:32

Literacy: Functional Skills English, Follow and understand, Plan, compose and draft, Identify main points and detail, Rw/L1.2, Use reading strategies, Engage in Discussion

ESOL: ESOL Reading: text focus (comprehension), ESOL Writing: text focus (composition), ESOL Reading: word focus (vocabulary, word recognition, phonics)

Context: Business & Money management, Employment skills & Public services

Free tags: disability rights, Down's Syndrome, Equality and Diversity, inclusion

Level: E2, E3, L1

Resource type: Discussion points, Reading comprehension, Worksheet or assignment

A reading comprehension and vocabulary activity suitable for both ESOL and Literacy / Functional Skills. The activities are based on a BBC News article about John Cronin’s online business, John’s Crazy Socks. John, who has Down’s Syndrome, is a co-founder of the business, along with his father, Mark.

In the activity, there are six tasks – prediction, vocabulary, comprehension (reading for gist and detail), gap filling (missing headlines), discussion and writing (a social media comment). There is a strong focus in the article on issues around employability, equality and inclusion.

There is a worked answer with notes for teachers.

Editor’s note
This is wonderful :)

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9 page PDF with curriculum mapping, answers and teaching notes
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